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Josenildo Américo Paulino

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Graduate Student

Josenildo Paulino is a Ph.D. student who is interested in food history and its intersections with Economic and Social History. Before coming to the University of Georgia, he researched the manioc flour and jerked beef trade in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, between 1825-1840. In the past decades, Brazilian historiography focused a lot on the coffee, cotton, and sugar cane trade, putting aside the food trade analysis. During his BA and MA, he ended up analyzing the routes of this commerce, the merchants involved with these products, and the food market in Recife.

 At the University of Georgia, he is transitioning to analyze the wheat trade between the East Coast of the United States and Pernambuco in the first half of the XIX century. This market was so huge that sometimes surpasses the trade of manioc flour and jerked beef. Other interesting facts are the high presence of American merchants in Pernambuco, the role of the American Consulate in this trade, and the protagonism of some companies, controlling a large part of the business.

Research Interests:

Food History

Atlantic World

Economic History

Social History




BA, Universidade de Pernambuco campus Garanhuns, 2019

MA, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco campus Recife, 2022


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